Media report on lower ticket pricing for men’s ice hockey games

WVII (Channel 7), Kennebec Journal and Bangor Daily News reported on the University of Maine’s announcement that it is significantly changing its pricing structure for single-game and season membership ticket prices for men’s ice hockey games at Alfond Arena. The changes will take effect beginning next season. Single-game ticket prices for Black Bear games have been slashed between 30–33 percent. While there will no longer be $50 seats — which were the most expensive single-game ticket price for any sport in the state of Maine — the most noteworthy change comes to Maine’s least expensive seats, according to the KJ. Down from $24 per ticket, they will now be $16, a decrease of $8 per ticket. “It’s clear a $50 single-game ticket is unreasonable in this market,” said Ken Ralph, UMaine director of athletics. “We do not want price to be a limiting factor in enjoying Division I hockey. We all want to get back to filling the Alfond with passionate, knowledgeable and enthusiastic Black Bear fans.”